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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Salt Lick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salt Lick and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Salt Lick:
    • 39.392318, -79.596999
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Salt Lick
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Salt Lick ...

We have found three communities that share the name Salt Lick.

Within West Virginia, the name Salt Lick is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Bath County
      • This Salt Lick is located in Bath County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Salt Lick that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bath County community of Salt Lick.
    • Tennessee
      • Hickman County
      • This Salt Lick is located in Hickman County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Salt Lick that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Salt Lick.
      • Macon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Salt Lick [Macon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salt Lick ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Amboy [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salt Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
  • Aurora [Preston County]
  • Camp Ground [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Salt Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Erwin [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Salt Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
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    • Freeport [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salt Lick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
      • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
    • Kanetown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanetown
      • Kanetown [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanetown
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Salt Lick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<4>
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Salt Lick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Salt Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Salt Lick. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Salt Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<5>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Salt Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Salt Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<5>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salt Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

How Far From Salt Lick to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Salt Lick to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Salt Lick and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Salt Lick to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 141 miles [226.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,572 miles [7,357.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Preston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salt Lick. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salt Lick) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salt Lick. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salt LickOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Lick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3923, Longitude: -79.5970    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Salt Lick could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Salt Lick to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.393 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.224 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.627 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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